MP municipal elections result: Owaisi's AIMIM registers first poll win in state

Published on Jul 17, 2022 06:10 PM IST

MP municipal elections result 2022: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had addressed a public meeting in Khandwa to campaign for the party candidates for the polls held earlier this month. Owaisi had also held public meetings in the state capital Bhopal, industrial hub Indore and Jabalpur.

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi during a rally ahead of local body elections, in Jabalpur.(PTI)
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi during a rally ahead of local body elections, in Jabalpur.(PTI)
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Asaduddin Owaisi's All India All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Sunday registered its first electoral victory in Madhya Pradesh in the municipal elections. The AIMIM candidate won the corporator's post in Khandwa city, PTI reported.

Shakira Bilal won the election from Ward No.14 of the Khandwa Municipal Corporation (KMC) by defeating her nearest Congress rival Noorjahan Begum by a margin of 285 votes.

Out of 50 wards in Khandwa, the AIMIM had fielded candidates in 10 wards, besides mayoral nominee Kaniz Fatima.

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had addressed a public meeting in Khandwa to campaign for the party candidates for the polls held earlier this month. Owaisi had also held public meetings in the state capital Bhopal, industrial hub Indore and Jabalpur seeking votes in favour of his party nominees in the urban body polls.

The win in the civic polls is a boost for the AIMIM ahead of the Madhya Pradesh elections which will be held next year.

The counting for the first phase of Madhya Pradesh municipal elections is underway. The Bharatiya Janata Party won five seats while Congress won Chhindwara and is leading in Jabalpur and Gwalior. The Aam Aadmi Party made a stellar debut, clinching the mayor's post in Singrauli.

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